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by splatterdog
Thu May 24, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Gambler 500 2018 build
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: Gambler 500 2018 build

Make sure you do a retorque on the adapters after some miles.

Score for $400!
by splatterdog
Wed May 23, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: .
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: 84 wagon for sale..

Mains would be a good idea if you go that far. At the very least the thrust bearings if it's a manual. They take as much push as the throwout bearing..

A trick to see which cylinder is knocking is to pull one plug wire at a time and see when the noise lessens.
by splatterdog
Wed May 23, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Building myself a rear bumper
Replies: 10
Views: 274

Re: Building myself a rear bumper

There's a fine line between indestructible and overweight!
by splatterdog
Wed May 23, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Overheating after radiator change
Replies: 6
Views: 61

Re: Overheating after radiator change

Almost forgot. Good pressure cap? You need pressure to raise boiling point..
by splatterdog
Wed May 23, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Overheating after radiator change
Replies: 6
Views: 61

Re: Overheating after radiator change

Examine the radiator fins closely and did you see any deposits inside the rad? Don't believe Petros about a singular overheat taking out head gaskets. T4 #1 had two huge overheats while I had it and it spent it's whole last summer running hot and still made it to almost 400k, still running but extre...
by splatterdog
Wed May 23, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Gambler 500 2018 build
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: Gambler 500 2018 build

Wow, 31x10.50's! You might need an extra extra low gear. What are those 5 lug axles/hubs from? It does make me cringe a little, seeing a clean car get chopped up. Good luck and kick everyone's ass! This last winter that only recently ended was my "500" moment, as I passed at least that many cars whe...
by splatterdog
Wed May 09, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Tool Talk!
Topic: Do you use a load balancer when pulling engine?
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Do you use a load balancer when pulling engine?

A simple chain from hook to hook will suffice. Just find the balance point in the middle, then mark the chain so it's in the same spot going back in.

Balancers can help, or get in the way. They also increase how far up you have to go. These engines are very light so manual tilting is pretty easy.
by splatterdog
Mon May 07, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tercel 4wd in Childish Gambino clip
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Tercel 4wd in Childish Gambino clip

In the first minute he seems to have appropriated some moves from Techno Viking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0IofkJW9f0
by splatterdog
Fri May 04, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Oil Pump Question
Replies: 6
Views: 83

Re: Oil Pump Question

The senders on these rarely leak when bad. I've had at least a couple that did the same thing, and was always the sender. My theory is that the sender leaks internally which equalizes pressure on each side of the spring loaded switch inside. Cheap and easy fix.. Keep oil on the stick! Unless you are...
by splatterdog
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Hi! Long time no post
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: Hi! Long time no post

Good to see you're still T4'ing. That's funny, outlived 2 of your wife's cars. Just think, as a whole, how many other cars our running T4's have outlived!
by splatterdog
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Longest lasted tercel ever?
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Longest lasted tercel ever?

The math doesn't add up. Nothing short of semi's last that long on that oil interval. I really can't make any large claims for one single car. My #1 is still the overall champ. Car made it to 300k, it's engine 100 more. How often do 300k engines get transplanted! Still ran when retired, but getting ...
by splatterdog
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The beater's new shoes
Replies: 11
Views: 638

Re: The beater's new shoes

Saved the best test for last! Official snow tally in my city was 22 inches this weekend. I spent hours driving around just for fun during this spring blizzard. Some of it trying to get stuck. Never got in anything I couldn't get back out, like the 900+ ditch divers. The car is still undefeated again...
by splatterdog
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Cylinder compression
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: Cylinder compression

xirdneh wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:12 pm
maybee the car sat with carb throat open and honey bees made a nest in the manifold.
i am just beeing goofy but weird things happen.
Weird but possible! Along that same line of thought would be a mouse nest completely plugging the exhaust.
by splatterdog
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: How much to put in a new clutch for 83 Tercel 4wd?
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: How much to put in a new clutch for 83 Tercel 4wd?

Hopefully our cars never get legislated out of our cold dead hands!
by splatterdog
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: How much to put in a new clutch for 83 Tercel 4wd?
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: How much to put in a new clutch for 83 Tercel 4wd?

Don't forget to check the dealer for parts or at least an online OE parts outlet. Sometimes they can even be less than parts stores(usually not), and you know the part is correct. Real shops can be hit or miss, but choose c-list mechanics with extreme caution. Some are only equipped with a pliers an...